76w ago - Today PSU.com (linked above) reports that SugarDVD is now offering an adult PS3 application for Unlimited TV streaming on the PlayStation 3 console.
To quote: "The press release below says you can instantly stream hundreds of full-length adult movies with the service, leaving us wondering if anyone will actually leave the house now they can play with Nathan Drake one minute, and then hunt for their favorite glossy treasure in the adult video service- actually, maybe it's the other way around.
Think of it as the natural progression of Netflix or GameFly, but instead of movies or games on demand and in the mailbox, you can stream and rent adult videos for $9.95 a month."
Press Release: SugarDVD's Unlimited TV Streaming Now On PlayStation 3 & Roku
Los Angeles, CA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 2011
SugarDVD.com has just opened up their unlimited TV streaming service to all Playstation 3 users. Now anyone with a Roku, Boxee, Playstation 3, or a Google TV device can instantly stream hundreds of full-length adult
movies to their TV using SugarDVD's service.
To use the app, customers log into their SugarDVD account using their PS3 and go to the TV streaming page. From there they can scroll through a list of hundreds of full length adult movies sorted by categories like Couples, All Girl, and College.
The app requires no downloading or discs, giving new users instant access to an expanding library of titles. Customers can also use the web browser on PS3 to buy movies and update their account information on the site.
SugarDVD now supports more TV streaming platforms than any other online adult company. The unlimited TV service is included with all DVD rental plans for no additional cost. For $9.95 a month, a customer can stream as many movies as they want, as often as they want, and rent one DVD by mail at a time. A 10-day free trial is currently available for new customers.
"Gamers can now have their cake and eat it too on the PS3! We believe we are hitting the nail on the head so to speak by offering TV streaming through the PS3 with no discs or downloads," said spokesperson Rebecca Bolen.
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It might look like Sony is simply putting another black mark on it's reputation in this community, but take a step back and look at it comparatively.
Apple, for instance, adopts a very strict closed policy, both when it comes to security and adult content. You won't find it in the app store. This matter is subject to debate, both from those who want it on their iPhone, and those who are pleased to have a clean device.
Sony, through your eyes, seem evil because they also have a closed software platform, which they justify by saying that they do so to protect developers from piracy. You should expect any business, in the gaming industry or not, to protect their partners. It stops them from being castigated themselves.
But what Sony have done here is not to fabricate their own adult movie service, but allowed one to join its platform. Because it is what thousands of consumers WANT. They're not going to plonk it straight it in the XMB or force you to sign up. People who aren't interested won't even notice it.
Sony is simply giving consumers choice. This is what all of us want, we just want a different kind of choice. I'd love an open software community on the PlayStation, and it's not exactly like this is a step back, is it?